Afro History Today in Afro History ! Henry O. Flipper becomes the first Afro American to graduate from West Point in 1877 ! written by Marc Alexander June 15, 2019 English: Photograph of Henry Ossian Flipper in his West Point cadet uniform. (http://www.usma.edu/Bicentennial/FlipperDinner.asp). (Photo credit: Wikipedia) English: Photo of the first African American Graduate of West Point, Henry O. Flipper (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Related PostsToday in Afro History ! South African President, F.W. de Klerk lifted the ban against anti-apartheid groups such as the African National Congress and committed to releasing Nelson Mandela in 1990 !Today in Afro History ! Fifteen West African countries sign “The Treaty of Lagos” in 1975, creating the Economic Community of West African States !Today in Afro History ! The Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified in 1870, which granted voting rights regardless of race.Today in Afro History ! The Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is adopted in 1870, which prohibits the denying of any citizen the right to vote based on race or color !Today in Afro History ! Thurgood Marshall is nominated to become the first Afro American on the U.S. Supreme Court in 1967 !Today in Afro History ! Crispus Attucks is the first American to be killed at the Boston Massacre in 1770. Today in Afro History ! Henry O. Flipper becomes the first Afro American to graduate from West Point in 1877 ! was last modified: May 31st, 2019 by Marc Alexander 0 comment 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Marc Alexander previous post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Rapper/Actor, Ice Cube ! Activist/ Escaped Slave, Josiah Henson ! MLB player/Manager Dusty Baker ! Jazz Pianist, Erroll Garner ! next post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Singer, Eddie Levert ! Rapper, Tupac Shakur ! Actor, Bill Cobbs ! You may also like Crush Talks Upcoming Album, His Love of... April 9, 2018 For the first time in history, hip-hop... January 4, 2018 Hip Hop Single Sales: Drake's "God's Plan"... February 4, 2018 Sources: Celtics nab Monroe with $5M deal February 2, 2018 Hip-Hop and Humanitarianism April 19, 2018 Phil Dawson bails out Cardinals in close... December 11, 2017 The war against rap: censoring drill may... June 22, 2018 Rapper Gives Fans Who Were Fired For... May 13, 2018 McDaniels spurns Colts to remain with Patriots February 7, 2018 Kevin Gates Posts Up in Abandoned Buildings... June 5, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.